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October 2020

VIRTUAL - “Re-Membering Osiris:Overcoming Death in Ancient Egypt” by Robert Ritner

October 25, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A virtual lecture, by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, co sponsored by the Richmond Society, AIA. This lecture is in conjunction with VMFA's Sunken Cities Exhibit. Attendance free of charge, but you must register with VMFA at VMFA.museum, click on the calendar, go to October 25 and register in advance

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VIRTUAL - Epidemics and Syndemics – a webinar with Dr. Fabian Crespo

October 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kicking off our 2020-21 series of archaeology webinars with a very timely subject, Dr. Fabian Crespo will offer an anthropological perspective on medieval and modern disease outbreaks in a presentation titled "Epidemics and Syndemics: From Leprosy (Hansen's disease) in Medieval Europe to COVID-19 Pandemic." In this webinar, focused on leprosy in medieval Europe and COVID-19, Dr. Crespo will discuss how epidemics and pandemics have multiple dimensions, and the synergistic interaction of those dimensions ("syndemics"), in time and space, will help…

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VIRTUAL - Hannibal’s War Elephants

October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

La Follette Lecture

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VIRTUAL - “Athenian Ostracism: New Light on an Ancient Practice” by James P. Sickinger

October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ostracism was a form of temporary exile that allowed ancient Athenian citizens to vote into temporary exile powerful individuals thought to pose a threat to their democracy. The practice took its name from the potsherds—ostraka—onto which voters scratched the names of those persons they wanted to banish. Excavations in Athens have uncovered thousands of these inscribed ballots over the past century, and their study has provided new and often unexpected details not only about ostracism but also about its intended…

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VIRTUAL - Music, Dance, and the Cult of Pan and the Nymphs in the Vari Cave

October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Caskey Lecture

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VIRTUAL - Archaeology and Demography of Local Cemeteries

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cemeteries and burial practices are a rich source of information about post-colonial societies in America, offering unique insights into early communities not easily gained through written records. This talk will explore the history, demographics and archaeology of Colorado cemeteries and share findings of CU-Boulder student-led research at the Colombia cemetery. In addition, the funerary art of the 19th centuries as preserved on tombstones and mausoleums will be explored, as will the origins of post-colonial death practices themselves. Dr. Erin Baxter…

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VIRTUAL - The Anatomy of an Ancient Naval Battle

October 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Joukowsky Lecture

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VIRTUAL - Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Passcode for registration:  810573

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VIRTUAL - Fish and Salt: An Archaeological and Ethnographic Journey to Ancient Coastal Worlds

October 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Church Lecture To avoid a conflict with the presidential debate on October 22, this lecture has been re-scheduled to Thursday, 29 October at 6:30pm Pacific Time. If you have already registered, you will receive a schedule change notice.  You do not need to re-register.

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VIRTUAL - Light in Darkness: Illuminating the Classic Maya World

October 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Borowski Lecture

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